Health Care Issues for People with Disabilities

The comprehensive reforms brought about the recent healthcare legislation overhaul are the most significant changes for people with disabilities since the enactment of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  You can find out more about how these reforms can improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in terms of insurance coverage, benefits, access to quality care and long-term services and supports. Since implementation of the law is very much still a work in progress, we invite you to learn about the current public policy efforts of The Arc in defining what the new laws will mean for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.